For every ending there is a new beginning…
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
On March, 31st took place the last transnational partners meeting of the Erasmus+ project All-inclusive School.
The event occurred on the end date of a “journey” that lasted 2 and a half years, benefitting of the participation of all the involved partners: the coordinator Irecoop Emilia-Romagna, Archilabò, Istituto “Ignazio Calvi” (Italy), Colegio Huerta Santa Ana (Spain), Landkreis Kassel (Germany), County Centre of Resources and Educational Assistence e Vaslui County School Inspectorate (Romania), University College Leuven-Limburg of Leuven (Belgium).
After the initial greetings and updates on the health situation in each Country and its impact on schools, the partners started the meeting by sharing the results of the piloting activities with the stakeholder schools of two of the three project outputs:
- ALL-IN TEACHER KIT , a practical guide addressed to teachers and educators for the application of inclusive teaching strategies and practical activities.
- ALL-IN SOCIAL BOOKS CREATOR (SBC), a free web app for the creation of open and inclusive “Social Books”
Even if the current situation has made the planning of this activity more complex, the partners managed to implement the piloting actions, between December 2020 and March 2021, in order to test the applicability, effectiveness and inclusiveness of the two outputs, reaching a high number of schools, teachers and students (SEN and not).
A brief summary of the data is provided below.
The partners, led by Irecoop Emilia-Romagna and Archilabò (coordinators of output 2 and 3 respectively), shared the feedback collected from teachers and students involved in the piloting activities in all countries, which – especially for Social Books Creator – will provide the basis to continue working on the app and make it more and more usable.
After this moment, the partnership focused on the dissemination of the materials produced by the project: the intention, in fact, is to go on working so that the achieved results and the created tools can continue to be shared and disseminated, reaching as many teachers as possible. In fact, new ideas and dissemination strategies to be implemented have emerged in order to keep enhancing the project materials.
Finally, after the latest technical updates, the time to say goodbye has come.
All partners shared a very positive evaluation of the project, both in terms of processes and results. These are the keywords that emerged with respect to the management of the activities, the relationships among partners and the project objectives.
One of the partners underlined the value of the European dimension of this experience and of the collaboration that has been established among partners: a dimension to be maintained and safeguarded, especially in projects, such as All-Inclusive School, aimed at supporting such an important profession as that of the teacher. who – to paraphrase the Spanish colleague – should never feel like an island.
Finally, in an atmosphere halfway between satisfaction and sorrow for a journey that reaches its destination, the partners said goodbye … promising to consider this milestone as a stage of a road that continues and with the wish to meet again soon to start new paths and collaborations!
All-Inclusive School is a project (KA2 Strategic Partnership), co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.